Colin Powell, the former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and former Secretary of State, has come out in favor of eventually repealing the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy on gay and lesbian service members.
“In the almost seventeen years since the ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ legislation was passed, attitudes and circumstances have changed,” Powell said in a statement released by his office Wednesday.
Powell added that he believes the ultimate decision about the policy should be made by President Obama, the nation’s commander-in-chief; the military’s top brass; and Congress.
Colin Powell was born on April 5th, 1937.
4 + 5 +2+0+0+9 = 20 = his personal year (from April 5th, 2009 to April 4th, 2010) = Conscience. Resolutions. Turning point. Judgement. Forgiveness. Atonement. Repentance. Penance. Contrition. Reparations. Making ammends. Restitution. Pardon. Clemency. Reprieve. Resolutions. Final decision. Final answer.